WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Top 13 Chicago Wedding Photo/Engagement Spots

The thrill, the excitement, and the joy of your engagement and wedding is something you want to share with everyone around you! The perfect way to share your engagement and wedding is with beautiful photos!

Times get exciting as you start planning for your soon-to-be wedding date and you realize how much research you need to do to create your perfect wedding. In order for engagement photos to be taken, you want to find your desired setting. Many of you may find yourself searching, “Where are good places to take my engagement photos?!”.

The city of Chicago exemplifies its beauty in attractions like the Cloud Gate in Millennium Park along with many other locations to take your engagement and wedding photos!

We have listed a few of our top thirteen favorite locations in the Chicagoland area to help you with ideas for your engagement photos:

1) Cloud Gate Google

What appears to be a bean, this famous stainless steel structure reflects the city’s skyline. The reflection, from the surface of the sculpture, creates a unique way of incorporating the city to your photos! Test out the reflections and play around Millennium park where you will easily find your source of natural light.

2) Milton Lee Olive Park Google

Check out the view from here; this public park offers a full view of the skyline along the water makes for the best pictures during the day and at night!

3) Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo Google

Here, we see a wooden pavilion located in at the Lincoln Park Zoo’s Nature Boardwalk. Designed by the inspiration of a tortoise shell, the outcomes of pictures taken here are simply remarkable. Don’t be afraid to sit along the wooden planks of the structure for additional photo ideas!

4) Chicago Botanic Garden Google

A magical experience is a guarantee at the Botanical Gardens located in Glencoe. This suburban area brings forth shows like the Orchid show. Exhibits such as the rose garden is displayed throughout a garden trail shown in the second image. Check out what other events the garden has to offer during your visit! This location is ideal for a romantic and glamorous photo session.

5) Delta Hotels by Marriot Chicago North Shore Suites Google

Step into the lobby of this Marriot hotel in the city of Glenview. The lobby’s greenery substitutes the option of an outdoor photoshoot to construct an elegant setting for your pictures!

6) Crystal Gardens Google

Another alternative from an outdoor setting, the exquisite Crystal Garden on Navy Pier supplies the needs for a charming location. The glass atrium provides you with all the lighting you need so no worries on the lighting of this indoor location!

7) Rookery Building Google

This enchanting venue appeals for the perfect ambience for your engagement pictures. Take

advantage of this glamorous space for staircase photos as well!

8) Matthiessen State Park Google

Catering towards a more outdoorsy option, this park presents streams, forests, canyons, and other natural settings for your photos!

9) Misting Sculpture Google

Located at Mary Bartelme Park, the Misting Sculpture offers a fun way to incorporate open sculpture art into your photos.

10) Museum Campus

An exquisite location for your striking portraits! Drive down Museum Campus, between the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium for this eye-catching spot.

11) Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Google

Photos in front of the Butterfly House exhibit along with building's natural structure offer a beautiful background for engagement shots!

12) Chicago Riverwalk Google

Stroll along the river to find endless ideas while enjoying your view!

13) North Avenue Beach Google

We’d like to end our list with this well-known Chicago beach. This location accomplishes all your needs for the best photos including the perfect cityscape and a magnificent path along the coast!

Happy Planning!


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